Apricot and Almond Cake
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 apricots
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g maple syrup (or unrefined caster sugar works well too)
  • 1½ tbsp gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence
  • Handful of pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (or 180C for fan ovens).
  2. Cream the butter until really soft and gradually add the eggs and maple syrup. Give them a good whisk and get some air into the eggs.
  3. Then add the vanilla essence and ground almonds. (If you have a lemon or orange lying around a few gratings of zest would be really lovely too.)
  4. Pour into a ovenproof dish and top with the halved and pitted apricots and sprinkle on the pine nuts.
  5. Sometimes the fruit sinks all the way through so I tend to use a shallow bigger dish to make sure they don't disappear as they look so pretty peaking out the top!
  6. Cook for 20 minutes then turn down to 150C for another 10 minutes. You want it to be cooked through but with a moist crumb. The easiest way to check is with a skewer or the tip of a knife and you want it to come out looking clean.
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at https://www.cookingthemhealthy.com/apricot-and-almond-cake/